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Investigative reporting with Sacha Pfeiffer

Eileen Wang, reporter

March 8, 2017


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Pulitzer winning reporter Sacha Pfeiffer spoke to a packed crowd at the University of Hawaii at Manoa last month. Her talk was titled “Investigative Reporting in the Age of Fake News.” Pfeiffer has worked in radio and print media. She is best known for her work on the Spotlight journalism team w...

Tiger athletes volunteer at Great Aloha, Keiki Run

Alexandria Buchanan, assistant editor

March 7, 2017


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As most students slept in on Monday during Presidents Day weekend, student athletes from McKinley HS woke up early to volunteer at the Keiki Run on Feb. 18 from 6-9 a.m., and the Great Aloha Run on Feb. 20 from 4-8 a.m. Junior Suzie Park, a member on the girls varsity basketball team was one of the ...

Wrestlers place 3rd at states

Wrestlers place 3rd  at states

Alexandria Buchanan, assistant editor

March 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

On February 17-18th, Juniors Laulii Iosefa and Ezekiel Samuelu represented McKinley at the HHSAA Chevron Wrestling State Championship Tournament at the Blaisdell. Both placed 3rd in their weight divisions. “I’m proud because I worked hard from the start of this season trying to win that state medal ...

What’s happening with anime club?

What’s happening with anime club?

Sonya Smith, reporter

February 13, 2017


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The Anime Club meets every Friday in W222. Club president junior Jamie Lee said the Anime Club is mainly social. “It’s kind of a get-together with nerds,” Lee said. Including Lee, there are about ten people in the club. During meetings, members usually watch anime cartoons and have discussions...

The Pinion Tweets Semester 1 2016-2017

The Pinion Tweets Semester 1 2016-2017

January 23, 2017


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The Clowns this past Halloween

The Clowns this past Halloween

Eileen Wang, reporter

December 20, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

On the shortlist for this year’s Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year was coulrophobia, which is the extreme and irrational fear of clowns. This Halloween, a group called the Clowns made posts on social media and tried to scare people by standing beside the road with weapons, clown costumes an...

Sugar, delicious but dangerous

Sonya Park Smith, reporter

December 14, 2016


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Some McKinley High School students are eating foods and drinks that contain a lot sugar. “Sugar itself isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Our bodies are actually kind of designed to burn sugar and carbohydrates for energy,” Jared Winquist, science teacher, said. Winquist said that the issue is when t...

MHS supports Ephraim and the Lanki family

MHS supports Ephraim and the Lanki family

Anela Chavez, Editor-in-chief

September 27, 2016


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

MHS has raised about $1,500 to support Ephraim Lanki. The school has a donations box in the Student Activities Center and shirts in the athletics office for $20. The shirts feature the phrase “Fight like a Tiger” on the back with Ephraim’s initials in the top left along with “M Strong” on ...

IUCN Congress assembles in Hawaii

IUCN Congress  assembles in Hawaii

Anela Chavez, Editor-in-chief

September 27, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature held a congress for world conservation. It was held, for the very first time, in the United States on the island of Oahu. It lasted 10 days, from September 1 to 10. Thousands upon thousands of experts, politicians and people attended. This year’s...

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